4 Hot Health Care Jobs in 2016


The medical field continues to be one of the fastest growing industries, and if you’re looking for a new job in 2016, health care careers are an excellent option.

Despite difficult economic times, the health care industry continues to grow quickly, and jobs in the medical field are expected to grow 22% by 2018.

As Generation X begins having children and the baby boomer generation continues to age, the demand for medical professionals will only keep growing.

If you’re planning to start a new career, the medical field is a great place to be. Concorde Career Colleges offer committed students the education they need to enter the health care profession.

If you’re trying to choose a good career that will serve you well in the future, here’s a closer look at some of the hottest medical jobs for 2016.


Registered nurses continue to be one of the hottest medical careers out there, especially since many nurses are over age 50 and considered retirement in the next few years.

By 2016, registered nurses are expected to generate more than 580,000 new jobs, not including the new jobs that will be available as nurses retire.

This is the perfect time to get a nursing degree, since it’s estimated that more than one million employees are needed in this field.

Nursing opportunities are available in nursing care facilities, physician’s offices, outpatient care, general medicine hospitals, surgical hospitals, and home health care services.


The demand for physical therapists is also high, with an expected 47,000 jobs coming available in 2016.

As the demand for Physical therapists grow, so too will the need for those who assist them. Physical therapy assistants (PTA)  have the ability to work on many different patients, including the elderly, those dealing with general pain, and the disabled.

Not only do PTAs help patients become more able-bodied and stronger, they also impart knowledge of the body to patients.

Since the number of physical therapy jobs is greater than that of practicing physical therapists, it’s an excellent career choice to pursue in 2016.


Although the workplace opportunities are more limited for a dental hygienist when compared to other health care careers, it’s still a field that has a high rate of job growth.

Not only is the field growing as more baby boomers have advanced procedures on their teeth, but the salary range for dental hygienists is quite competitive.

Dental hygienists generally work in schools or dentist offices and their job generally includes examining, cleaning, and education.


Medical assistants perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks in multiple work settings, and they are an essential part of the health care industry.

Currently, medical assistants are in high demand and there’s a projected need for approximately 199,000 new medical assistants with a projected job growth of 27% in the future.

As the job opportunities continue to grow in the field, opportunities are abundant for medical assistants that have quality, formal training.

Are you ready to explore all your options? Click the banner below and learn about how one decision to say yes can change your entire life for the better! 

pharmacy technician

Follow Concorde on Social Media

Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Jamie Troccoli | Medical Assistant graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”

Robert Hitchcock | Nursing graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”

Allison Hamm | Dental Assistant graduate

“I enjoyed every second of my time at Concorde. I learned so much in a short amount of time. I spent my extern at Forney Modern Dentistry in Forney, Texas and was hired on immediately. I have now been there for almost four years. I recently was promoted to Pediatric Manager at our Garland location. I give all the credit to this amazing school and my great experience there.”

Cameron Smith | Dental Assistant graduate

“My experience at Concorde Career College was phenomenal. With my instructors being there every step of the way, not only did I gain knowledge and the experience I needed to become successful, I gained confidence. The Concorde Dental Assistant program has changed my life for the better. My salary has doubled since I graduated.”